The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Retail in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Retail over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Milton Keynes region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Retailing
Rank 24 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Retail 53 28 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.02% 5.31% 5.98%
As % of the General category 15.59% 19.44% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 13
Average daily rate £400 £312 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.41% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £194 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
General Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
340 144 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 38.64% 27.32% 37.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 87 144
Average daily rate £350 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £14.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.58 £16.46 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
Retail
Buckinghamshire

Retail
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Retail Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Retail
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region.

Retail Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Retail
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Retail Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Retail
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Retail across the Milton Keynes region.

Retail Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Retail
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail.

1 19 (22.35%) SQL
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Banking
2 18 (21.18%) IBM
3 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.00%) Windows
3 17 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 16 (18.82%) Retail Banking
5 15 (17.65%) Oracle
6 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
7 11 (12.94%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (11.76%) Asset Management
9 8 (9.41%) Business Analysis
9 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
10 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
10 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
11 6 (7.06%) Java
11 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.06%) Project Management
11 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
12 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
12 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
12 5 (5.88%) HTML
12 5 (5.88%) FMCG
12 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (4.71%) Norkom
13 4 (4.71%) SCCM
13 4 (4.71%) Dojo
13 4 (4.71%) Windows 7

Retail
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Retail also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Retail. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.35%) Node.js
2 2 (2.35%) CMS
3 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.18%) SAS
3 1 (1.18%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.35%) GitHub
2 1 (1.18%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.35%) Internet
2 1 (1.18%) Intranet
2 1 (1.18%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.35%) DB2
3 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Ant
2 2 (2.35%) Subversion
2 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.35%) Grunt
2 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.35%) Yeoman
3 1 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.18%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.18%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (22.35%) Finance
2 18 (21.18%) Banking
3 16 (18.82%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Analyst
2 11 (12.94%) Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.24%) Business Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (4.71%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (4.71%) Procurement Manager
6 4 (4.71%) Applications Packager
6 4 (4.71%) Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Change Manager
7 3 (3.53%) Software Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Management Consultant
7 3 (3.53%) Digital Project Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 2 (2.35%) Tester
8 2 (2.35%) Test Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) HTML
2 4 (4.71%) Dojo
2 4 (4.71%) Worklight
2 4 (4.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (3.53%) XML
3 3 (3.53%) J2EE
4 2 (2.35%) Spring
4 2 (2.35%) HTML5
4 2 (2.35%) CSS3
4 2 (2.35%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (2.35%) RESTful
4 2 (2.35%) MEAP
4 2 (2.35%) CSS
5 1 (1.18%) JSP
5 1 (1.18%) Struts
5 1 (1.18%) .NET
5 1 (1.18%) Ajax
5 1 (1.18%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.88%) FMCG
3 3 (3.53%) EFT
3 3 (3.53%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.35%) EPoS
4 2 (2.35%) APACS
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) IVR
5 1 (1.18%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.18%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
2 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
3 2 (2.35%) Android
3 2 (2.35%) UNIX
3 2 (2.35%) AIX
3 2 (2.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 10 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 8 (9.41%) Business Analysis
4 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.06%) Project Management
4 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (4.71%) CRM
6 4 (4.71%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.53%) OOP
8 2 (2.35%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.35%) Data Mapping
8 2 (2.35%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.35%) Logistics
8 2 (2.35%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.35%) Test Strategy
8 2 (2.35%) Demand Management
8 2 (2.35%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.35%) ETL
8 2 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.35%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) Java
3 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.71%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.53%) C++
6 2 (2.35%) C
7 1 (1.18%) VC++
7 1 (1.18%) VB
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.18%) ISEB
2 1 (1.18%) CISSP
2 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.18%) PMP
2 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) SCCM
2 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) IBM
2 17 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.65%) Oracle
4 4 (4.71%) Norkom
5 2 (2.35%) Actimize
6 1 (1.18%) ATG
6 1 (1.18%) HP
6 1 (1.18%) Apple
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.18%) Endeca
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